AccepDanceCollective is a collaborative, international musical project of five musicians who come from Austria and Poland.
The interaction of a chamber ensemble and the sound and individuality of each of these musicians are the main ingredients to their quality of music.
Coming together from highly varied backgrounds the instrumentalists meet with the most respect for their different traditions and personalities. Their focus on human communication leads to an unusual rich experience of music.
The result can be heard in their first recording that was implemented after touring in Austria and Poland in 2017 and 2018.
10 selected compositions are represented where their large variety of ideas and sounds merge together.
MARTIN WESELY (A)
FLAMENCO, CLASSICAL, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, MANDOLIN
PIOTR DOMAGAŁA (PL)
ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR
ANDREAS SCHIFFER (A)
OLEG DYYAK (PL)
ACCORDEON, DUDUK, PERCUSSION
FLO HUPFAUF (A)
MARTIN WESELY (A) - guitars, mandolin, composition
Martin Wesely is a graduate of the conservatory at Innsbruck and the „Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien“ where he studied classical guitar and obtained his diploma with distinction. He also received the honorary prize oft he cultural ministry. He also lived one year in Paris to study at the „Ecole Normale de Musique et Danse de Paris“ with Alberto Ponce.
In the most of his projects he explores the possibilities of the acoustic guitar. Chamber music is present in most of his projects.(the international guitarquartet guitar4mation, duo stringtango with violin player Florian Wilscher)
Critics state that he goes beyond musical limits with his acoustic trio.
In his formation „Carlos Martin y sus Caballeros“ he interprets various genres together with doublebass and drums.
Besides his concert activities, which lead him through Europe, he invents music for theatre and audio dramas. He released seven CDs of his own projects and recordings for Austrian, Polish, Italian and French broadcast.
PIOTR DOMAGAŁA (PL) - guitars, composition
Author of original jazz and Slavic folk music projects. His music is an experimental fusion of stylistic, technical and compositional elements of modern jazz, classical music and improvisation. Piotr Domagała demonstrates plenty of guitar playing techniques taking audience into the world of modern music with a completely original and fresh approach.
As a leader Piotr Domagała recorded four jazz albums that gained enthusiastic critical response. He has performed at many Polish and European jazz festival (Great Britain, Germany, France, Slovakia), also cooperated with distinguished bands such as The Silesian String Quartet, The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, The Polish Jazz Orchestra.
In addition, he is a guitar class lecturer at Jazz Institute of Academy of Music in Katowice, which he has graduated from in 2012 with PhD.
OLEG DYYAK (PL) - accordion, percussion, duduk, clarinet - multi-instrumentalist
is a graduate of the Krakow Academy of Music, a prize winner of several international and Polish accordion contests.
Member “Bester Quartet” (formerly known as the The Cracow Klezmer Band) – the only Polish music group who permanently cooperates with John Zorn’s prestigious Tzadik label in New York City.
In his performing style, he combines his wide experience in classical music with many other genres. He creates an unusually powerful mix that use some first-time ever colours and techniques to be achieved on the instruments on which he plays. Thanks to these skills, he is considered today to be a very unique musician worldwide
His oeuvre, apart from some CDs on the NYC Tzadik label, as well as guest appearances on other CDs, including some recordings for radio and television in Germany, Sweden, Finland and Poland.
He has performed in many prestigious concert halls and music clubs around the world, among others in the US, UK, Taiwan, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Estonia , Canada, Spain, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovakia, Belarus.
He has performed alongside for many great classical and vanguard musicians. Among them one can cite such outstanding artists as: John Zorn, John McClean, Don Byron, Grazyna Auguscik, Frank London, Piotr Domagała, Vitold Rek, Jorgos Skolias, and many others.
ANDREAS SCHIFFER (A) - drums, percussion, composition
Andreas Schiffer was born In Innsbruck. He is the most versatile and colourful percussion players and drumers in Tirol. That is underlined by the numerous, different projects he was involved and the many compostitions that were dedicated to him. His versatility reaches from Jazz to classic and he is very experienced in avant-garde music.
Through his big knowledge he also is a sought after pedagogue.
His tremendous creativity and sensibility make him to the sideman of many recordings that can be heard on more than 100 CDs.
He composed music for audio plays , theatre and ballets.
He was honoured with the "Emil Berlanda Preis" of Tirol for avant-garde music.
FLO HUPFAUF (A) – double bass
Bass player Florian Hupfauf studied Jazz and improvised music at the conservatory of Innsbruck. (Electric bass with Robert Riegler and doublebass with Walter Rumer). At the moment he is studying Jazz doublebass with Peter Herbert at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz and classical double bass with Walter Rumer at the conservatory in Innsbruck.
Besides his activities with his Flo Hupfauf Trio, Carlos Martin y sus Caballeros, Flo’s Jazzcasino and the Uni Bigband Innsbruck he is athoughtafter bassplayer for theatre productions.